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Dear Students and Families,
Welcome Back To Hoboken Catholic Academy
My name is Mr. Robert Zaccone and I am honored and excited to be teaching 6th Grade Science, 7th Grade Math, 8th Grade Pre Algebra and 8th Grade Algebra here at Hoboken Catholic Academy for the School Year 2011-2022. It is great to be back and have all of our students present in person.
This year all of our textbooks on in e-book format accessible on the student devices as well as away from school. I will be listing homework assignments weekly on this page so look for the assignments here.
My goal is to create a classroom/virtual learning environment to help your child:
- Develop a strong vocabulary and content knowledge in the curriculum for which I teach them
- Build a solid foundation of subject concepts and understanding
-Learn to become Good Stewards of the earth, environment and world around them
- Make connections across content areas
- Utilize technology to learn more about their subject area
- Apply mathematics to problem solving
- Develop critical thinking skills and the ability to challenge assumptions, think creatively, and solve real-life problems
- Enjoy learning through DISCOVERY!
Parents/Guardians, because you are an integral part of your child’s education, I feel home to school communication is of vital importance. I hope to talk with each of you early this school year and continuing throughout the year. I would also like to extend an invitation for you to contact me at any time. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org furthermore, if you would prefer to talk, I am always available/flexible to meet the individual needs of all families as much as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Be asurred that I realize that we are all chartering new waters however, together as a "Hoboken Catholic Academy Family", I am certain that we will have a successful, exciting, and productive year and I look forward to being a part of the academic gains that OUR STUDENT will make.
Mr. Robert Zaccone
Middle School Faculty
Teaching Assignments by Grade:
Grade 6 - Life Science and Mathematics
Week of November 15th 2021,
This week the topics we are going to cover are Short Division, Estimating Quotients, we will be having a quiz on Scientific Notation, Short Division, Estimating quotients on Thursday. We will continue with Division of Whole Numbers.
Planned Homework assignments Workbook pages 22, 23, 24
In Science we are working on Chapter 2 Lesson 3, there will be a short quiz on Section 3 on Wednesday November 17.
Grade 7 - Mathematics Fundamentals of Algebra
Grade 7 is working on Solving One Step Equations, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be having a quiz on Wednesday on solving equations.
Grade 8 -Pre Algebra and Algebra
Algebra is working on slope and linear equations and will have a test on Wednesday
Pre-Algebra is working on real numbers, Pythagorean Theorem, there will be a review for a test on Friday on Chapter 2 the lessons that we covered.
Homework is PracticeBook pp 51-52, PracticeBook p 53 and 54
I would like to thank everyone involved in funding and helping me to start a new program here at Hoboken Catholic Academy. This new program is The Trout in the Classroom program sponsored by the State of New Jersey and Trout Unlimited. This is a hands on long term STREAM project that will begin with Egg Day on Monday. The Trout eggs will be delivered by a representative from Trout Unlimited. The aquarium is up and running very well. The eggs will placed in a hatching chamber and will remain there until they hatch and reach the stage where it is safe to release them into the tank.
I will also be posting the Homework Assignments on this page as well as projected quiz and test dates.
Happy Egg Day! Today our Rainbow Trout Eggs arrived from the Hatchery at Pequest in New Jersey. Our Trout habitat is up and running. We received a total of 120 eggs 3 of which were not viable and were Removed.
Grade 6 Homework for the Week of October 18th
Science -Complete the practice test as a tool for studying we will review the answers tomorrow.
Tuesday October 19th we will continue to review for the Chapter 1 Test What is Life?
Wednesday- Chapter 1 Test
Eggs Day 3
Day 3 of our Trout in the Classroom Program
The students removed 3 eggs today October 20th.
I removed 3 dead eggs yesterday. We have approximately 111 eggs that are hatching as you can see in the photo. At the point in which you can see the body of a fish with the egg sac attached they are now at the Alevin Stage.
October 21, 2021
Today is the 4th day of the Trout in the Classroom. The eggs are hatching and the 7th grade is doing a terrific job taking care of the trout habitat, and removing the dead eggs and the eggs that have a common fungus. As you can see the eggs are developing into health hatchlings.
Here are some pictures of our Alevins from Wednesday. They are beginning to look like fish more and more each day.
Today is November 9th. The trout are now at the Alevin stage of their lives and will begin to eat today. This will be their first feeding since hatching.
Our Trout are doing very well each student will have the responsibility to test the water, feed the fish and clean the tank if necessary. I have some pictures of students working on the habitat. I will put them up as soon as I can.